The Old Witch

Subject: English

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Overview

In this story, the little girl disobeyed her parents and went on her own way to meet the witch which was considered by her parent's ad wicked. Because of the disobedience of her, she had to face the death at the hands of the witch which entertained only bad thoughts about the little girl. So the children should pay attention to their parents and heed them always. Thus they can save themselves from dangers.
The Old Witch

There was once a little girl who was very adamant and disobedient. How could such a girl be a delight? One day she said to her parents, "I have heard many times of the old witch that I will go and see her. People say that she is a fabulous old woman and has many aliens things in her house and I am very curious to see them."


Her parents, however, banned her from going, saying, "The witch is an evil old woman who performs many ungodly actions and if you go near her, you are no longer the daughter of ours."


The girl, however, would not turn back at her parent's order. But went to the witch's house. When she entered there the woman asked her, "Why are you so pale?"


“Ah!", replied she, quivering all over, "I am so panicked with what I have just seen."


“And what did you see?" inspected the old witch.


“I saw a black man on your steps."


“That was a collier", she replied.


“Then I saw a grey man."


"That was a sportsman", said the old woman.


“After him, I saw a blood-red man."


“That was a butcher", responded the woman,


“But oh, I was most frightened", continued the girl, "When I peeped through your window and saw none but a creature with a burning head."


"Then you have seen the witch in her proper dress", said the old woman; "for you, I have long waited and now you shall give me the light."


So saying she transformed the girl into a block of wood and then shoved it into the fire and when it was alight she sat down on the fireside and warmed herself and said, "And now for once it burns brightly!"


MORAL : One who disobeys one's parent’s words will soon get into problems.



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Things to remember
  • There was once a little girl who was very adamant and disobedient.
  • The girl, however, would not turn back at her parent's order. But went to the witch's house.
  • One who disobeys one's parent’s words will soon get into problems. 
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
Questions and Answers

The little girl was very adamant and disobedient. I can tell because she did not listen to any words of her parents.

The girl was panicked because she saw the black man, grey man, blood-red man and the creature with burning head.

The witch was trying to calm the little girl because she was going to use her magic trick on her.

This story teaches us that we should obey our parent's order and we should be obedient and kind to others.

Answers:

  1. "Why are you so pale"?
  2. "I saw a black  man on your steps."
  3. "That was collier", she replied.
  4. "Then I saw a grey man."
  5. "But oh, I was most frightened."
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